Don’t miss the Butterfly House at Liberty Science Center! It’s here during our Wild About Animals springtime celebration, running through May 9.
When you step inside the Butterfly House, you’ll see live butterflies flutter among some of their favorite flowering plants – and the butterflies might even come sit on you! Just remember that they’re live animals with fragile wings; let them come to you, and don’t grab, chase, or swat them.
The two butterfly species in our Butterfly House are both native to New Jersey: monarch butterflies and painted lady butterflies.
Some cool facts about monarch butterflies are that they migrate between Canada and Mexico (2,000-3,000 miles each way!) and they can flutter their wings 5-12 times a second.
Painted lady butterflies can be found everywhere in the world except Antarctica and Australia, giving them the largest range of any butterfly. They can travel at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!
The Butterfly House is included in your general admission ticket. Click here to get tickets now.